October 6th, 2012
HERALD/Photos Lyndel Moody
Despite a little chilly morning weather Friday, the Rev. Barbara Kirk-Norris, rector of St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church, blesses a little black lab mix, one of the 155 dogs and 35 cats housed at the Howard County Humane Society. St. Maryâ€™s Parish will hold a second community Blessing of the Animals service at 3 p.m. Sunday in the churchâ€™s Bennett Garden, 1001 S. Goliad.
A former Big Spring radio personality who pleaded guilty to a single charge of online solicitation of a minor and was sentenced to six years in prison in 118th District Court Friday, was unsuccessful in an attempt to hang himself later in the day, officials said.
Kyle Wade Guthrie, 28, formerly of 408 Hillside Dr. who most recently had been residing in Wichita Falls, was rushed from the Howard County Detention Center by EMS to Scenic Mountain Medical Center. No details about the attempt were released, other than it occurred at 4:58 p.m.
FORSAN â€” School district trustees here are expected to take the next step toward a possible bond election when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room.
Forsan Independent School District trustees will consider hiring an architectural firm to help assess and address facility needs during the meeting.
A local woman is free on bail after being arrested in connection with a 2009 traffic fatality that claimed the life of a former Big Spring resident.
Crystal Lee Calderon, 30, of Big Spring, was arrested on a charge of intoxication manslaughter, a charge that carries a potential sentence of between two and 10 years in state prison.
Calderon is alleged to have been intoxicated on July 12, 2009, when the vehicle she was driving was involved in an accident on Interstate 20 in Martin County.
Jeremy Acuff, 36, of Big Spring went to be with Yeshua Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Joe Hernandez officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Jeremy was born July 11, 1976, in Lamesa, Texas. He has been a lifetime resident of Big Spring. He worked in the oilfield most of his adult life.
Joe Vera, 55, of Big Spring died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, in Albuquerque, N.M. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Mount Olive Memorial Park, with Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating.
He was born April 27, 1957 in Sinton, Texas to Juanita (Flores) and Jose Vera. He had lived in Big Spring for most of his life. He moved to Albuquerque, N.M., 11 years ago. He was a plumber for most of his life. He enjoyed carpentry and cars.
Alfred Franks, 81, of Stanton died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in a local nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel with the Rev. David Harp officiating.
Alfred was born July 2, 1931, in Midland, Texas, and married Margaret Flanagan March 7, 1953, in Stanton.
A longtime resident of Stanton, Alfred worked as a troubleshooter for Texas Electric for 15 years, as a heavy equipment operator for Martin County for five years and had farmed for 55-plus years.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Stanton.
A former Big Spring radio personality is expected to plead guilty to a charge of online solicitation of a minor in 118th District Court Friday morning, during a bench trial scheduled before District Judge Timothy Yeats.
Kyle Wade Guthrie, 27, formerly of 408 Hillside Dr., was indicted in early June on a charge of online solicitation of a minor, a third-degree felony.
The provost position at SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf will remain vacant, at least for the near future.
Mary Karol Matchett, who was selected by Howard College trustees to replace SWCID Provost Dr. Mark Myers in August, has informed college officials that, because of requirements that must be met for lifetime benefits in her current position at the Rochester Institute of Technology's National Institute for the Deaf, she will not be able to relocate to Texas until May 2014 at the earliest.